Media Release

March Commercial Horticulture Program

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 3:00 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Commercial Horticulture Program for March, 2014. This program is being offered by Aparna Gazula, Commercial Horticulture Agent (with Wendy Wilber, Environmental Horticulture Agent) at the Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center (2142 Shealy Drive, Gainesville).

Fruit Production Workshop - March 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., (registration at 9 a.m. – program begins at 10 a.m.) at the Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center (2142 Shealy Drive, Gainesville).

This workshop is intended for fruit enthusiasts and small farmers. The latest information from UF/IFAS experts will be offered on variety selection, production, pest and disease management. A special one hour session at the end of the program will address spotted wing drosophila pest management in fruit orchards.

The registration fee is $7.00 (includes lunch).

Pre-register at least 3 days prior to classes by calling 352-337-6209 (voicemail).

For more information about this program, call 352-955-2402. Visit the Extension Office calendar for additional programs offered by the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County.

An Equal Opportunity Institution. Extension Service, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Nick T. Place, Dean. Single copies of Extension publications (excluding 4-H and youth publications) are available free to Florida residents from county Extension offices. Information about alternate formats is available from IFAS Communications, University of Florida, PO Box 110810, Gainesville, FL 32611-0810.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).